During the demolition last year of !950s-era "bunker style" buildings, Fresno Unified Trustee Carol Mills told the station that Royce Hall was intended to be the centerpiece of the campus.
"It is one of the prettiest in Fresno and it has a lot of historical value, so we're happy we're going to be able to showcase that again," he said.
The new administration and library buildings mirror the classical style of Royce Hall.
Staff and students, adorned in school colors of purple and gold, crowded into the plaza during the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Fresno Bee reported. A drone for the newspaper hovered above the crowd, capturing the celebration.